strugglingtobeheard:

manif3stlove:

dapperedown:

musingsofanawkwardblackgirl:

humansofcolor:

onlyblackgirl:

valariesue:

the-unfriendlyblackhottie:

clarknokent:

midnight-sun-rising:

goldroadtonowhere:

Jamila Lyiscott: 3 ways to speak English

Stop what you’re doing and watch this. Especially if you have a problem with AAVE or broken English. 

Yes love!!!

This is wonderful

yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaas!

YES YESYES YES

OMFG, yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes

beautiful 

I feel like the people who can’t relate in the audience look so awkward..

She deserves all the snaps

yooooooooooooooooooooooooo

That was amazing and super good and she’s gorgeous lol

(via frank-e-shadow-tongue)

bankuei:

sapphrikah:

yellowxperil:

yellowxperil:

mothkult:

yellowxperil:

mothkult:

yellowxperil:

i need to stop seeing this shit come up on my dashboard. stop mimicking “black men” when you invoke predatory sexuality. recognize it and stop doing it. recognize the part youre playing in perpetuating the deadly myth of the black male rapist.

and read this: "Rape, Racism and the Myth of the Black Rapist" from Angela Davis’s Women Race and Class

I understand what is said here, and agree. But I think the pictures/gifs used to demonstrate were a bad choice, only one directly points to the “Predator” being a black man. Just an observation.

find out what aave is and come back

Point made, I was just giving an observation. I agree with your post 100% , but I think there are better examples

absolutely there are. but i made this post as a direct response to seeing the first two gifsets go viral around tumblr’s feminist community. i added the third screenshot to further contextualize my point. a lot of feminists i followm reblogged the hell out of the first two, obviously not seeing that they were using racism to fight sexism.

i also still think you’re failing to see that these are GOOD examples. because in neo-liberal media, overt racism isn’t as pervasive as “subtle” racism. so it’s exactly those first two posts that ppl need to be more aware of. because they might not be trained to see the racism in those situations where it’s not blatant. and that’s exactly what happened when those posts went viral.

this post is going around again a little bit so i want to add a thought process i’ve developed since this post’s conception. if you don’t actually think this is a thing (like some of you reblogging this to say black ppl are reaching bc you assumed op, i, was black) keep a notepad with you for a few weeks and write down every time a non-black person slips into aave (in speech, in a text message, on facebook, whatever.) then next to that, write down why. i’ve done this, and the second column never strayed from three overlapping categories:

1) jocose sexual predation (as in the examples above. real life examples: “AY GIRL, lemme holla atcha!” “lemme get cho numba.. ay yo where you goin’?” on someone’s selfie/profile pic: “DAYUM.” “damn ma, you is fiiiiine.”) verbally, this is, without fail, accompanied by a faked very deep voice. wonder why?

2) jocose aggression (real life examples: “YO FUCK DAT NOISE I AIN’T ABOUT DAT, FUCK DA HATERZ” “WHO IS YOU” “YO ima STOMP that FOOL!” "im finna snatch this bitch weave")

3) being loud (real life examples: “MUH FUCKIN HOMIE” “FO REAL DO” “ooo girrrlll!!!” )

so we slip into aave when we’re putting on sexual predation, aggression, and loudness. what does that tell us about stereotypes of black americans?

your solidarity is so real I wanna weep.

^^^^^^^^

And notice how frat boy dudebro ain’t a default example even though their incidents of harassment and sexual violence be like what?

Guess the white man’s street harassment is kinder, along with their ice colder, huh?

(via lamalotta)

originalgingerbro:

I swear to god I give this exact look to at least 13 people a day.

originalgingerbro:

I swear to god I give this exact look to at least 13 people a day.

(via strugglingtobeheard)

dolorimeter:

queenofmisandrists:

  • date the kind of people who will still respect you when you no longer love them
  • date the kind of people who will still respect you when they no longer love you
  • do not waste your emotional capacities on people whose respect for you is conditional

this is terribly important

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smithsonian:

A selection of beautiful moths from our Museum of Natural History’s National Insect Collection 

smithsonian:

A selection of beautiful moths from our Museum of Natural History’s National Insect Collection 

snatchedweaves:

walking downstairs in the middle of the night after bloggingimage

Mom: “Why are you awake?

image

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chanoniswierd:

Don’t ever forget this.

chanoniswierd:

Don’t ever forget this.

(Source: riotsnotdiets, via latinafrocaribbeangal)

Don’t make me go there selfie

Dental edition

Don’t make me go there selfie

Dental edition

Dentist told me to get a follow up appointment with a gyno… trick… There are too many sharp tools around for you to be starting with me.

I’m well aware of what I look like and that I’m at risk. You don’t have to remind me, TOOTH doctor.

Now, I’m just mad as fuck. I’mma chill before they call security.

Dentist asked if I had pcos. “I see you have some hair…”

If there ain’t hair on my teeth you need to chill the fuck out and mind your goddam business.